Voyant tools is a web based application that performs text analysis. I have used it to on the piece “Here’s a fascinating story about the old Lorton, Virginia prison, by Joanne Tang. It was written in July of 2020 and talks about the prison and the reformatory of it, while also including very interesting pictures. I would definitely recommend reading it if you are interested in the topic!

In these visuals, we see words like community, support, including, historic, new, modern, suburban, development, and so many more that show us how great this redevelopment has been for the town of Lorton.

Down below is another visualization I have created with Voyant Tools based on the piece “Prison to posh: DC’s Lorton Reformatory transforms into stylish suburban development,” by Neal Augenstein.